Accounts of State Trials have been published since 1719 when Thomas Salmon (1679–1767) compiled the first collection. Further sets appeared, starting with that published by Sollom Emlyn (1697–1754) in 1730; a third eight-volume edition appeared in 1742 and a fourth 10-volume edition the same year.
The Radical journalist (and later author of Rural Rides) William Cobbett (1763–1835) started the Complete Collection of State Trials in 1804. The first 21 of the 33 volumes in the series were edited by Thomas Bayly Howell (1768–1815) and the remaining volumes by his son Thomas Jones Howell (d. 1858).
Cobbett’s Complete Collection of State Trials
I have included one link per volume. Some volumes were published in several editions, so the dates of publication are not necessarily sequential.